Native Wild Flowers

The following flower species were available for planting in summer 2002.  Additional species are planned for spring 2003. 

bullet Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

bullet This aggressive perennial grows best in dry soil and old fields with plenty of sun.
bullet The leaves are a main food of Monarch butterfly larvae and contain glycosides that make Monarchs toxic to predators.


bullet Butterfly Weed AKA Orange Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

bullet This perennial grows best on dry hillsides and old fields with plenty of sun.
bullet Its incredible orange blooms attract a multitude of butterflies.
bullet It is known as Pleurisy Root because it was chewed by Native Americans to treat various lung ailments.


bullet Yellow Sneezeweed AKA Swamp Sunflower (Helenium autumnale)

bullet This tall perennial blooms in late summer, attracting butterflies and bees.
bullet It grows best in moist soil and sun.
bullet The powdered leaves were used to make snuff.


bullet Jewelweed AKA Spotted Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

bullet This annual is a very important flower for hummingbirds in the East.
bullet It prefers wet, shady spots; does well in moist areas with morning sun.


bullet Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

bullet This perennial grows 2 to 4’ high and is pollinated mainly by hummingbirds.
bullet It prefers moist soil & sun and is typically found along stream banks.


bullet Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

bullet This perennial grows 2 to 4’ high in moist soil and sun and flowers late summer.
bullet The root was used to treat syphilis and other illnesses by Native Americans.


bullet Square-stemmed Monkey-flower (Mimulus ringens)

bullet This perennial blooms in early to mid-summer, attracting many insects.
bullet It grows best in moist soil and sun.
bullet If you look closely at the bloom [and use your imagination], you may see a monkey’s face.


bullet Bay leaf (plural bay leaves)

bullet  refers to the aromatic leaves of several plants used in cooking this include: Bay laurel, California bay leaf, Indian bay leaf or malabathrum, West Indian bay leaf, Mexican bay leaf some of them can be used to get rid of bed bugs
bullet The red flowers attract hummingbirds.
bullet Leaves were used by Native Americans to make a refreshing tea [Oswego Tea].


bullet Common Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

bullet This biennial provides nectar for butterflies and seeds for birds.
bullet It prefers dry fields and open woods.
bullet It is Maryland’s official state flower.


bullet Green–headed Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata)

bullet This tall perennial attracts a variety of insects with its green and yellow blooms.
bullet It grows best in moist soil and sun.
bullet AKA Tall or Cut-leaf Coneflower

Pricing Table



 Small pots [3’’ x 3 ½” deep] $2.50
Quart pots $4.50
Large orders [2 or more flats] 20% discount
Plus Maryland Sales Tax 5%